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Turkey and EU reach landmark deal on refugees

(Last Updated On: March 19, 2016)


Turkey and the EU have reached a controversial deal European leaders hope will stop the flow of refugees to the continent in return for political and financial concessions for Ankara. 

Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu and EU President, Donald Tusk confirmed the agreement, which will come into force on Sunday, at a press conference in Brussels after three rounds of talks.

“Refugees, migrants, asylum seekers who are arriving in Greece, on the the islands or the mainland, will find themselves subject to processing and then, in due course, they will be sent back to Turkey”, Sources added.

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